Mitchell Hooks was born in 1923 and studied graphic design at the CAS Technical High School in Detroit. After graduation, he briefly worked for GM and served in the U.S. Army. After he was discharged from the military, Hooks moved to New York City and worked as a freelance artist. Along with painting countless paperback covers, Hooks also designed several film posters. He is best known for designing the poster for the first James Bond film, Dr. No. Hooks also illustrated How To Respect and Display Our Flag for the Marine Corps.
Below is a selection of Hooks’s work.